Cowichan LMG Pringle is back at it with a return to Div. 1 Island Soccer League action.
Cowichan comes out of the break on a two-game losing streak, having surrendered five of its total six goals against all season in the process. But coach Glen Martin isn’t concerned with all his regulars back, other than goalkeeper Joel Wilson.
Cowichan has recently signed Colin Knight and Ben Robson to fill some gaps. Robson is a good young player, Martin said, who’s 18 years old.
The draw for the Jackson Cup has been revealed, and it looks good for LMG Pringle and even better for Div. 2 Cowichan United, although it might not have the horses now to make it through.
LMG Pringle will open with a home game against Div. 2 Gorge and, with a win, will face Gordon Head Blazers Div. 2 on the road. All going well to that point, the quarterfinal game would be against the winner of Saanich Fusion Div. 2 and Gorge Div. 1.
Div. 2 Cowichan United receives a first-round bye and then takes on the winner of Nanaimo Div. 2 and Lakehill United Div. 2.
The first round of Cup play is Feb. 15 and 16.
LMG’s Jesse Winter, Tyler Hughes, Brad Thorne and Steve Scott all played for the VISL in the recent all-star game loss on penalty shots to the Fraser Valley.